First time we ever met Bok Bok I remember sittin backstage in Stereo with a blinking bar light, sat on cheap plastic seating with Jack Revill aka Jackmaster talking about how metronome-tight Oneman was – How he was ‘techno tight’. I mean, a DJ’s-DJ is kind of a rare thing in 2011 when even the guy who cleans your windows probably fucks with Serato. But Oneman is just that and here he explains why with an excellent tracklisting that’s so on-point with references we love that we feel almost embarrassed like he dropped the Quiet Storm instrumental in just for us. Big up the head of 502.
LITE - Drops Mobb Deep - Quiet Storm (Instrumental) Bad Autopsy - Pour It On Zed Bias - Music Deep Inside Damage Daneeka - Creeper French Fries - Charlotte (Canblaster Remix) Boddika - Basement Search & Destroy - Candyfloss (Toasty Remix) Unknown - Knock, Knock Pelican Fly - Bendin’ (Jay Weed Remix) Boddika - Soul What Prince - I Would Die For You Velour - She Wore Velour Marcus Intalex - Under Surveillance Oneohtrix Point Never - Nobody Here Scuba - Twitch (Jamie Vex’d Remix) Fantastic Mr. Fox - Peep Show (Desto Remix) Joker & Rustie - Tempered Addison Groove - Sexual Ikonika - Space Ugly Gil Scott Heron & Jamie XX - NY Is Killing Me 50 Cent & Justin Timberlake - Ayo Technology (Acapella) Girl Unit - WUT Wiley - Shower Eski (Mickey Pearce Remix) Digital Mystikz - Lost City Starkey - Miracles Desto, Clouds & Jimi Tenor Ft. ChaCha - Time Bird Wiley - Saw It Coming
Scuba – Before (Deadboy Remix) (Hotflush Recordings) Commix – Change (A Made Up Sound Remix) (Metalheadz) Tessela & Bens – Crispin Close (Dub) J Kenzo – Ruckus (Martin Kemp Remix) (Roska Kicks & Snares) Martyn – Minluv (Ostgut Ton) Mista Men – Dodge City (Dub) Jamie Grind – A Night In Detroit (Dub) Tessela – Frank (Dub) Peverelist & Hyetal – The Hum (Punch Drunk) Dark Sky – High Rise (Forthcoming Blunted Robots) Tessela – You Give Me Something (Forthcoming Shifting Peaks) Blacksmif – TLC (Dub) Resketch – Hear Me (Dub) Tessela – In Motion (Dub)
URB: You mix a lot of current techno, garage and bass tunes in your mixes, how do you find common ground in such different audible vibes?
GF: I try not to think about tracks in terms of genres. That sounds corny but I reckon it’s better to listen to their atmosphere and mood. When you look at things along those lines, it isn’t so hard to, for example, place garage records next to techno ones – as long as they create a narrative in your set that makes sense to the listener. The challenge is to make sure their technical characteristics don’t clash too much, but that’s half the fun. I respect the purism of people who can play 3 hours of straight techno or house or whatever, but that’s boring to me.
1. Seven Wonders – Crazy (DJ’s for Life) 2. George FitzGerald – Friends In High Places (CDR) 3. WAX – 30003 B (WAX) 4. Will Saul & Mike Monday – Sequence (Scuba Remix) (AUS) 5. KMA – Cape Fear (Groove Chronicles) 6. George FitzGerald – Fernweh (CDR) 7. Surgeon – Floorshow (Counterbalance) 8. George FitzGerald – Don’t You (Hotflush) 9. Scuba – Three Sided Shape (Hotflush) 10. XXXY – This Much (CDR) 11. Pariah – The Slump (R&S) 12. Groove Theory – Tell Me (George FitzGerald Remix) (CDR)
01 Holy Other - Yr Love [rcrdlbl free download] 02 The Divided Circle - All Your Plans [Lonely City Records] 03 Dub Resort - Rising Mind [unreleased] 04 Shifted - Reach [Syndrome Z] 05 Nibe - On Off [Lutetia Dubz] 06 Wascal - Don’t Forget [Louse Records] 07 Actraiser - Solstice (Vandera Remix) [Subdepth Records]
This is a mixture of tracks that tie together similar vibes for me - deep, melancholy, spacey, melodic, - generally music with a huge amount of warmth and emotional resonance.
Tropics - Soft Vision Space Dimension Controller - Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere Donga & Blake - Grown Ups Burial & Four Tet - Moth Dopplebanger - Flowerlicker Hell Interface - Midas Touch Oni Ayhun - oar003B Joy Orbison - Ladywell Gregor Tresher - A Thousand Nights Wax - 30003b Untold & Roska - Long Range Drexciya - Bubble Metropolis Cybotron - Clear Jacques Greene - (Baby I Don’t Know) What You Want Daft Punk - Revolution 909 Deadboy - Fireworks